October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) which is an annual campaign to raise awareness about cybersecurity. Led by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance, NCSAM provides an opportunity to focus on the importance of cybersecurity and staying safe online.
We live in a world that is more connected than ever before. National Cyber Security Awareness Month is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners to raise awareness about cybersecurity, provide them with tools and resources needed to stay safe online, and increase the resiliency of the Nation in the event of a cyber incident.
NCSAM 2016 Weekly Themes
Each week in October is dedicated to a specific cybersecurity theme. The themes offer the opportunity for government, industry, and individual citizens to get involved in cybersecurity activities most relevant to them.
- Week 1: October 3-7, 2016 – Every Day Steps Towards Online Safety with the Stop.Think.Connect.™ Campaign
- Week 2: October 10-14, 2016 – Cyber from the Break Room to the Board Room
- Week 3: October 17-21, 2016 – Recognizing and Combating Cybercrime
- Week 4: October 24-28, 2016 – Our Continuously Connected Lives: What’s Your ‘App’-titude?
- Week 5: October 31, 2016 – Building Resilience in Critical Infrastructure
We ask that everyone participate in National Cyber Security Awareness Month. You can start by using the NCSAM hashtag #CyberAware in your social media messages during the month.
For more ways to get involved in NCSAM or to learn more, please visit https://www.dhs.gov/national-cyber-security-awareness-month or https://www.dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect.